Friday, January 6, 2012
Tide's Menzie dealing with sore hamstring
By Chris Low
NEW ORLEANS -- Alabama cornerback DeQuan Menzie said he tweaked his hamstring during the final practices in Tuscaloosa before coming to New Orleans and said Friday it remains sore.
“We’re just trying to be as careful as we can with it,” said Menzie, whose thigh was heavily wrapped in practice on Thursday. “I’ll be ready to go by Monday.”
Asked what it would take for him not to play, Menzie said, “You’d have to cut my arm off.”
Menzie said he’s gotten better each day, although he was limping some in practice on Thursday.
Safety Mark Barron suffered an injury to his ribs in the regular-season finale against Auburn. He said upon arriving Wednesday that his ribs weren’t an issue.
But the Crimson Tide also aren’t taking any chances with him during practice.
“I’ll be able to do what I need to do,” Barron said.
Cornerback Dee Milliner is another secondary member who’s been plagued with hamstring issues.